The structure and function of phytochrome A: The roles of the entire molecule and of its various parts

Katsushi Manabe, Miki Nakazawa

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Abstract

Phytochrome A is readily cleavable by proteolytic agents to yield an amino-terminal fragment of 66 kilodalton (kDa), which consists of residues 1 to approximately 600, and a dimer of the carboxy-terminal 55-kDa fragment, from residue 600 or so to the carboxyl terminus. The former domain, carrying the tetrapyrrole chromophore, has been studied extensively because of its photoactivity, while less attention has been paid to the non-chromophoric portion until quite recently. However, the evidence gathered to date suggests that this domain is also of great importance. We present here a review of the structure and the biochemical and physiological functions of the two domains, of parts of these domains, and of the cooperation between them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-122
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Plant Research
Volume110
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carboxy-terminal deletion (phytochrome)
  • Domain structure (phytochrome)
  • Photoconversion
  • Phytochrome
  • Structure and function (phytochrome)
  • Transgenic plants

Field of Science

  • 1.6 Biological sciences

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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